First segment bowl

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Project by majuvla posted 06-11-2018 05:52 AM 910 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first serious job on my new lathe. I had doubt to post it, since I was affraid to be embarrassed by numerous mistakes I made. There was tear out, chips and parts unglued, than again glued, some wood filler, sanding etc. But…it was great educational experiance, worth more than dozens magazine’s pages red or You Tube videos watched.
Diameter 29cm, height 55mm, finish food friendly wood oil. Made mostly of scraps : oak, walnut, ash, mahogany. I realy don’t know what kind of wood was that top ring – it was partialy spalted ’’something’’.

Thanks to my LJ buddy Marijan, nick name ZAGREB, for lot of useful advices he gave me during process.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 06:13 AM

That is great Ivan, looks very classy.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 06:43 AM

That’s wonderful, Ivan. You may find Ron Brown and Don Russell very helpful. Look them up, if you haven’t already.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 07:29 AM

Good work on the bowl!

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 07:43 AM

Great design and turning! Looks very nice, Ivan!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#5 posted 06-11-2018 08:19 AM

A kaj da se još kaže,zbilja prva liga naročito kaj je prva zdjela,jel sad na redu kakva čaša?

-- bambi

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#6 posted 06-11-2018 09:24 AM

It looks great buddy and I love the design of it … Very Well Done !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 06-11-2018 09:42 AM

First project or not, that’s a very nice looking piece.
I’m curious on how you glued up your blank and what it looked like before you started.

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#8 posted 06-11-2018 11:31 AM

Ivan, this is a real beauty and the wood is so nice. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 06-11-2018 01:01 PM

This looks too nice to be your first segment bowl. Looks like all of that research turned you into a professional!
Excellent work Ivan!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 06-11-2018 01:14 PM

I am so glad your doubt faded and you posted this fine looking bowl … I personally can see no mistakes what so ever … I really love it …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 06-11-2018 01:15 PM

Nice work, Ivan! You might get me interested in segmenting with this!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 06-11-2018 01:25 PM

Great looking piece. Thanks for sharing. I too will have to give this a try soon.

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#13 posted 06-11-2018 01:32 PM

Thanks all for views and comment and another DT3. I’m glad it might become inspiration for someone.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-11-2018 02:27 PM

Turned out great Ivan. Always a learning curve with different building. Whatever you’re doing, keep it up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 06-11-2018 02:54 PM

That’s a good first turn Ivan, pay attention to your grain directions and have sharp tools and light cuts at the end.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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